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[wur-king-woo m-uh n] /ˈwɜr kɪŋˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural workingwomen.
a woman who is regularly employed.
Origin of workingwoman
First recorded in 1850-55; working + woman
Usage note
See -woman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Oh, if I could but huddle in with those poor laborers and working-women!

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Miss Burgess made the presentation in the name of the working-women of America.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • Of the working-women over 16 years of age, 28.27 were married.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • This law goes further than any other known to us for the protection of working-women.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • You would "help to alter for the better the position of working-women."

  • Most working-women they can keep down to what prices they choose to pay.

    A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton
  • Margaret had her correspondents among the working-women whom she befriended.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells
  • My husband has an aunt who's interested in a day-nursery for the children of working-women.

    Sylvia's Marriage Upton Sinclair
  • She had really a wide personal knowledge of the working-women of London, employed and unemployed.

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • This growth of public sentiment has been occasioned by the needs of the children and the working-women of that great State.

    Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States, Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.

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